Definition of druther in English:

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druther

Pronunciation: /ˈdrəT͟Hər/
North American informal

noun

(usually one's druthers)
A person’s preference in a matter: if I had my druthers, I would prefer to be a writer
More example sentences
  • Given my druthers I'd re-edit episode 1, for that matter, but that won't happen.
  • I'll take ‘Message In a Bottle’ or ‘Stand or Fall,’ given my druthers.
  • Something really, really bad happened to me, something that changed my life in ways that, if I had my druthers, it would never have been changed at all.

adverb

Rather; by preference.

Origin

Late 19th century: from a US regional pronunciation of I'd rather, contraction of would rather. Compare with ruther.

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